Lukáš Belohoubek Uses a Rare Pancolar 55mm for his Photos

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“I think I fell in love with this lens from the first moment I used it”, says Prague based portrait photographer Lukáš Belohoubek. He got into photography for a unique reason, and he’s quite happy to be in it. He’s also the owner of one of the rarest 55mm lenses in the world – the Pancolar 55m f1.4. Originally manufactured by Pentacon in conjunction with their 35mm Super SLR, less than 5000 of these were made. The bokeh it produces is both creamy and swirly, and while bokeh can be a polarizing topic, many of us still desire it. Belohoubek doesn’t worry about it enough to make it his primary concern in the image.

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